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Find Children's Centres and Bright Start Services

Bright Start Islington services are for under-5s and their families. You can find our services in children's centres, nurseries, health centres, community centres and libraries across Islington. We support families from pregnancy to a child's fifth birthday. As well as childcare and early education, Bright Start…

Finding and choosing childcare, admissions

Islington FIS, Family Information Service, has information about all childcare available in Islington. You can use this directory to find childcare, by going to the Childcare and early education section, or by adding 'childcare' to the keyword search box at the top of this page and then…

Finding job and apprenticeship vacancies

It's worth reguarly checking all these places employers advertise their vacancies. Try looking at the suggestions below: local newspapers. Most have a special day. Most libraries have copies of local papers you can look at or you can read them online. You can use the internet…

Finding jobs and apprenticeships

Finding, getting and keeping a job or apprenticeship that suits you may well take time. Do you know where to look for job vacancies? Need help to improve your CV or prepare for an interview? Start by looking at the Bulletins in the News Feed section…

Finding somewhere to live

There are lots of housing choices for people with learning disabilities who come from Islington. You may want to live with other people and share support or you may want to live on your own and be as independent as possible. Whatever is right for…

First Tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability)

The Tribunal (part of the First-tier Tribunal [Health, Education and Social Care Chamber]) hears appeals against decisions made by Local Authorities in relation to children’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments and plans. It also hears disability discrimination claims against schools.

Fit and healthy

Although it can be tough to do the right things, the benefits for mind and body of a healthy lifestyle are well known: you have more energy you don’t get ill so often (as a result of a boosted immune system) you feel happier (as…

Five tips for anyone thinking about using skunk

You don’t have to smoke skunk! finding other, less risky, forms of cannabis can be hard; but it’s better to use something else if you can find it. But remember also you don’t have to smoke weed at all. You won’t necessarily enjoy it, and…

Foster a child

Fostering is caring for someone else’s child in your own home. Foster carers look after babies, children and young people who are often distressed about being separated from their family. Foster carers keep children healthy and safe and help them develop their life skills. Being…

Foundation degrees

Foundation degrees (FdA, FdSc) are employment-related higher education qualifications. which have been designed with employers to meet their requirements and are: offered by universities, colleges, and some further education colleges (accredited by higher education institutions). in vocational subjects, such as housing, social care, computing, business,…

Free childcare and early learning for 2, 3 & 4 year olds - free 15 hours, free 30 hours

Quick links to apply for free early education and childcare: 15 hours free for some 2 year olds 15 hours free for all 3 and 4 year olds 30 hours free for some 3 and 4 year olds Some families can get 15 hours free…

Free School Meals

For information on free school meals, visit our webpage on the council website.

Full-time study at a school sixth form or college

There are courses to suit all interests and students of all abilities. Courses and qualifications include: A Levels or International Baccalaureate. These are good if you want to take a range of subjects, like to study and do well in exams. A levels are the…

Funding for children with SEND

Funding for Islington Mainstream Schools Funding for all schools includes money that they should use to support children with additional needs From 2019-20, all schools in England are funded by the same national formula. Funding for SEND Pupils Funding for children and young people comes…

Further Education and SEND

Since 1 September 2014, the above institutions have had a duty to: Co-operate with the LA on arrangements for young people with SEND Admit a young person if the institution is named in an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan Have regard to the SEND…

GCSEs - General Certificate of Education - Level 1 and 2

GCSEs are the qualifications most young people take in Years 10 and 11 - Key Stage 4. They are usually studied over two years but in some schools young people will start studying their GCSEs in Year 9. GCSEs are offered in a range of subjects such…

Getting Around

Islington has excellent transport links. However, transport is one of the main barriers to social inclusion and it can still be difficult for some disabled people to get out and about. Transport providers are not yet legally required to make the 'reasonable adjustments' that would…

Going out

Everyone likes to go out to a club, a restaurant, a show or sporting event. A little planning before you go will mean you all have a great time without spending too much money, getting separated or drinking too much. It is great fun having…

GPs (Doctors / General Practitioners) in Islington

General Practice provides a holistic service to all their registered patients, whatever their needs or circumstances. Services available include: routine proactive care urgent and acute care for everyone maternity care delivery of the healthy child programme care for people in their last years of life.…

Health

Find information about Health services and providers that support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by using the links below or type a keyword into the search box